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I still feel the same, of course. I didn't notice 30, hesitated over 40, welcomed 50 and now I'm 60. That is my body is 60 and sometimes let's me know it but in my head I'm still 26 and always will be, I hope.

Had many Facebook messages from previous (I won't say old as most of them have decades on me) colleagues, LJ and DW greetings, cards from the family and an unexpected bouquet of flowers. Gav collected them at the front door and carried them to me. Imagine my delight at this unusual expression of his love for me (he isn't one for great fuss). I gave him a huge kiss and said, "Oh, aren't they lovely. Are they from you?" at which he laughed and said, "No." !!!! It turns out they had been ordered by a lifelong friend I had been to school with. She lives in Washington DC now so would have been the last person I'd expect to send me flowers. I've arranged them, lots of lovely pink and white, and will send her a photo. I chose a large Dragonsite dragon on ebay and Gav paid for it. I must have two dozen of them now. I love dragons, lol.

Been busy this past week tidying the house and garden ready for next Saturday. Jenn and both men (!) are arriving by train about midday and will stay with us for a few days. So looking forward to seeing her and Mark again and it will give us the chance to get to know Rich better. If they can be civilised about it then so can we.

Aside from being my birthday, Jenn's coming to assist with sorting out the loft. It's crammed with boxes and sacks of her possessions, right from soft toys and books she had as a young child to clothes she wore as a teenager. Hopefully, she'll make enough space by throwing out what she doesn't want to accommodate the boxes of stuff we brought back from Mark's house when she moved out. That way, we'll get the extension back for us to use, at last.

One 'treat' we'll have while they are with us is going to see World War Z. Brad Pitt and zombies: what could be better?

We'll take them back to York late Tuesday because Rich has English and Maths lessons on Wednesday. He's making the effort to improve his qualifications to give himself a better chance in the job market. Atm, Jenn and his parents support him.

Jenn and Mark have taken ten days off work so that we can all go out sightseeing once we're in York. I have a yen to see The Deep in Hull. It's one of those huge aquaria places. Probably revisit Fountains Abbey as well. Plenty to do. Life is for living, after all :)
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I thought you might like this hat badge from the Royal Collections, c1520. Maybe your ancestor saw one (wore one!) like it :)

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As of yesterday, I'm married to a Senior Citizen or, as we used to term it, an Old Age Pensioner. My gorgeous young man is now 65 years old. Where has the time gone? Where have his teeth gone?

Went out for a meal to our local pub, with my parents in tow. Pleasant evening, all the better for the quick recovery Dad has made since a day in hospital on Tuesday. Not going into the details as it isn't nice but he's okay now.

Anyway, the food was good. Gav has a nice collection of cards emblazoned with glittery 65 numbers, just in case he has no idea how old he is. Jenn sent three bottles of special brew beers through the post. They arrived in one piece. He's saving the 8% one until he's sure he can have a lie-in the next day.

I bought him a Man Tin, in which he can keep all those bits of important junk that men hoard the way they used to keep string, conkers and dead frogs in their pockets when they were lads.

Not much celebration, I agree, but that's because we're having a huge party for him in July, when the weather will be summery, I hope. The Hog Roast is already ordered and 80 invitations have gone out. Should be good!

The best thing about this? We'll be almost £500 a month better off from April. Notice I say 'we' not 'he'. I always knew he was good-looking but now he's rich as well! :D
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I apologise for Lestat's perfect toothy grin. Never needing one, himself, he treats dentists as evil-doers.

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I wish you all a joyful 2012!

2011 seemed to be such a good year, right up till November, then it went downhill fast. Maybe I'll explain when the situation has run its course. Looks like 2012 will start in confusion but hopefully will get itself sorted before next December. I don't want to face the Apocalypse in this frame of mind! No need to worry. We've been caught up in the wake of someone else's crappy decision. Still, there's the Olympics and Paralympics to look forward to.

Have a great New Year/birthday bash [livejournal.com profile] hw_campbell_jnr



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Troubled by ill-fitting trousers?

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Then don't wear any!

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I hope tonight contains good wine, good food and good company!
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Lestat wants to ask:

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You have the satisfaction of knowing that he'll always be at least two centuries older than you!

Have a good one!
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I trust you will spend the day the right way up but may the evening see you in any position you want!
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Happy Birthday

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I hope you're feeling a lot better xx

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